Politics

Ambode declares second term bid, says I’m not tired

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday declared his intention to seek re- election in 2019 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.

Ambode spoke at the open ground in Alausa, while addressing party faithful who thronged the place , telling them there was more to be done and he was not tired .

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ambode had earlier picked his nomination form for a second term at the APC Headquarters in Abuja .

“In these three and a half years as your governor , I have seen visible proof that we can achieve unbelievable things when we all come together with no more than our belief in our dreams .

“We achieved because you believed . But there is still a lot more to be done . But I am not daunted. I am not tired and I am sure you feel the same way because we all envision a better Lagos, a Lagos of our dreams , ” he said.

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The governor said he had collected his nomination form earlier in the day , and asked for support as he sought to continue with the mandate to steer the affairs of the state .

“I ask you to believe again , and together , let ’ s achieve more.

“Exactly four years ago, I called on you to join me in a journey of selfless service to build a secure and prosperous Lagos State driven by a vibrant economy and supported by quality service, equity and justice.

“You believed in me and gave me your support , ” Ambode said.

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He thanked Lagosians for believing in him and his government as well as their support so far throughout this administration.

“I thank all members of our great party , the All Progressives Congress ; our political leaders , most especially our National Leader , Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu , for giving me the platform to contribute to the further growth and development of our state .

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